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Interested in taking bird photos?

You've come to the right place! Maybe you’re a bird lover who doesn’t know your f-stop from your ISO speed. Or maybe you’re an experienced photographer who recently realized that birds are endlessly fascinating subjects. Whatever brings you to the world of bird photography, we’ve got the instructions, pro tips, gear recs, and inspiration you’ll need to get going.

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Portrait of a Forest on the Climate Edge
A bird's eye view of a winter scene of a forest with some green pine trees and bare aspen, paper birch, and red maple trees.
Portrait of a Forest on the Climate Edge

In Minnesota, a boreal forest ecosystem could shift north over the Canada border this century. Local photographers, scientists, and land managers are grappling with what that means—and how to respond.

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An Osprey perches on a bare branch against a blue sky background, looking to the left with its yellow eye.
Birders, Consider a Bridge Camera
July 15, 2024 — A field biologist explains how a superzoom camera can enhance your birding experience without weighing it down.
Thick tree branches covered with cascading moss overlap across the frame, a Limpkin standing in the center.
Zoom Out: Tips for Photographing Birds in their Landscapes
July 02, 2024 — Put down the telephoto lens, and you might just enhance your art.
Audubon Announces 2024 Audubon Photography Awards Winners
June 20, 2024 — Premiere North American bird photography competition awards new Birds in Landscapes Prize.

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Photos: Brad Wilson

Who’s Who?

These owls may wear the same game face, but when it comes to personality, they’re as different as day and night.